Artist LY is born in Tokyo. “The ways LUVS look” focuses on the new journeys that LUV, a bittersweet projection of the artist thoughts and feelings, is running across. She is travelling to never visited places, engaging in different activities and meeting new friends. A completely revisited forest, traditionally a holy environment, revitalized by distinct shapes and peculiar grey tones, symbolizes the unknown context; even in the interior scenes this is noticeable from the window and highlighted by never explored objects, full of hidden meanings, like flowers and vases. Also LUV’s outfits are changing according the surroundings, giving him unusual looks, and now, beside mingling with his usual friends, is often accompanied by cute dogs.
Established in 2015, GR gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Downtown Manhattan on the historical Bowery. It focuses its activity on exhibiting and promoting emerging and mid-career artists that challenge themselves with the most varied media, maintaining a dynamic attitude towards chromatic vibration, and explore the boundaries of figuration. GR gallery is partner with Studio d’Arte GR, the 'mother' gallery founded in Venice in 1979 that has centered its operation on the re-discovery and representation of the postwar avant-gardes of Latin matrix, especially “Informale”, “Optical” and “Kinetic” Art.
GR gallery is beyond excited to welcome back LY for her first New York City Solo show, after last year duo. Dubbed “The ways LUVS look”, LY will be showcasing her raw talent by revealing 15 new artworks created for this occasion. These canvases, exemplarily executed with the artist signature unlimited gray scale palette, will picture LUV, LY’s omnipresent character, in newfangled scenarios and occupations.
Opening reception: Friday April 23th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm (Exhibition Dates: April 23 – May 22th 2021).
GR Gallery, 255 Bowery (between Houston & Stanton) New York, NY 10002